MD: This project seems just about as collaborative as it’s possible to get. From talking to the people who pose themselves for you, to allowing the tradition of professionals hand-painting black and white film, there are many facets of collaboration taking place in ‘A Myth of Two Souls’. What led you to this level of collaboration, is it something that you think you’d like to continue?
VY: When I started researching about The Ramayana, I quickly realized there were already many people working on and around it, especially in India. Building a collaborative project allows me to have multiple voices telling one story. It is hard, it demands a lot of energy, a lot of dialogue with everyone involved (writers, artists and painters) but it is very fulfilling. I’m working on a much smaller project in France at the moment, and the process is the complete opposite. No texts, a very loose story, pictures only. I work alone and it feels so good.